Psalm 100

100A: All People That on Earth Do Dwell

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1086 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.
  • The following article is from the Psalter Hymnal Handbook.

Tune Information:

GENEVAN 134 is one of the noblest and most loved tunes in all of Christendom. It was composed by Louis Bourgeois and first published in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter, which he also edited. In the Anglo-Genevan Psalter of 1561 it was set to William Kethe's versification of Psalm 100, "All People That on Earth Do Dwell" (100), and since then the popular name for the tune has been OLD HUNDREDTH.

GENEVAN 134 is also traditionally associated with Thomas Ken's doxology text "Praise God, from Whom All Blessings Flow" (638). The Psalter Hymnal retains the slightly altered version introduced by sixteenth-century English psalters: the last phrase of the melody originally began with three half notes. During the last few centuries GENEVAN 134 was usually sung in isorhythm (all notes of equal value).

John Dowland (b. London [?], England, 1563; d. London, 1626) was a well-known composer, singer, and lute player during the Elizabethan era. His greatest ambition was to be a lute player at the royal court in London. When this position was denied him, he served as lutenist in Paris for the British ambassador and in other continental courts, including the court of Christian IV of Denmark (1598-1606). He returned to London and in 1612 was finally appointed lute player for King James I. Dowland wrote numerous songs with lute accompaniment, solo works for lute, and a few arrangements of psalm tunes, including this setting of GENEVAN 134 published in Ravenscroft's Psalms.

Other Resources:

  • Visit hymnary.org for more information on this song and additional resources.
  • The following are alternative accompaniments for this tune, GENEVAN 134/OLD HUNDREDETH.

Alternative accompaniments for the organ:

  • Archer, Malcolm. After the Last Verse. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 502 6 [1995]
  • Burkhardt, Michael. 5 Psalm Hymn Improvisations. Morningstar MSM-10-511 [1997]
  • Fedak, Alfred V. 25 More Harmonizations. Selah 160-729 [1998]
  • Hancock, Gerre. Organ Improvisations for Hymn Singing. Hinshaw HMO-100 [1975]
  • Mawby, Colin.  Hymns for Occasions. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0-86209-568-9 [1994]
  • McKinney, Howard D. Preludes for Fifty-Five Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 9770 [1967]
  • Noble, T. Tertius. Free Organ Accompaniments to One Hundred Well-Known Hymn Tunes. J. Fischer 8175 [1946]
  • Powell, Robert J. Free Hymn Accompaniments. Abingdon APM-513 [1979]
  • Proulx, Richard. Hymn Intonations Preludes & Free Harmonizations. Vol. I Selah 160-720 [1991]
  • Rawsthorne, Noel. 200 Last Verses. Kevin Mayhew ISBN 0 86209 189 6 [1991]
  • Shaw, Geoffrey. The Descant Hymn-Tune Book bk 1. Novello 15207
  • Thiman, Eric. Varied Accompaniments to Thirty-Four Well-Known Hymn Tunes. Oxford ISBN 0 19 323210 3 [1937]
  • Wilkinson, John T. One Hundred and Four Descants for “The Hymn Book”. enThusia [1980]
  • Willcocks, David. Six Hymns of Praise. Oxford  ISBN 0 19 353558 0  [1979]

Alternative Harmonization for Piano:

  • Hopson, Hal H. The Creative Use of the Piano in Worship. Hope 8392 [2008]
  • Organ, Anne Krentz. Let It Rip! At the Piano. vol. 2 Augsburg ISBN 0-8006-7580-0 [2003]

Copyright Information:

  • Words: English William Kethe, 1561, alt., P.D.; French tr. Roger Chapal 1970, after Théodore de Bèze, 1562 © Fédération Musique et Chant de la Réforme, c/o Editions Olivétan; Chinese tr. Timothy Ting Fang Lew, rev. Ernest Yang © Chinese Christian Literature Council, Ltd.; Dutch tr. Willem Barnard, 1967, © Interkerkelijke Stichting voor het Kerklied, Leidschendam; German tr. after Cornelius Becker; Hungarian tr. Albert Szenczi Molnár, 1607; Indonesian tr. H. A. Pandopo © 1989 Yamuger, Indonesian Institute for Sacred Music; Japanese tr. from The 150 Genevan Psalm Songs in Japanese (The General Assembly of Reformed Church in Japan Publishing Committee, 2006); Korean tr. The United Methodist Korean Hymnal Committee © 2001 The United Methodist Publishing House, admin. The Copyright Company; Spanish tr. Federico J. Pagura, 1960, © Federico J. Pagura; Swahili tr. Nyimbo Standard
  • Music (GENEVAN 134/OLD HUNDREDTH 8.8.8.8): Louis Bourgeois (ca. 1510-1561), 1551, © 1976 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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    • Words (English): This translation is in Public Domain, you do not need permission to reprint it.
    • Words (Chinese): please contact the Chinese Christian Literature Council, Ltd.
    • Words (Dutch): please contact Interkerkelijke Stichting voor het Kerklied
    • Words (Indonesian): please contact Yamuger, Indonesian Institute for Sacred Music
    • Words (Korean): please contact The Copyright Company
    • Music: permitted with a license from OneLicense.net or a CCLI License.

100B: All People That on Earth Do Dwell

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1086 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.
  • The following article is from the Psalter Hymnal Handbook.

Tune Information:

NEW DOXOLOGY is a musical setting from the oral traditions of the African American community. The first phrase of this tune is identical to DUKE STREET, and that may cause confusion in some congregations. The harmonization is unmistakably African American gospel style, however, and should be accompanied by piano and other instruments including drums (if played on the organ, this tune could be simplified by omitting some of the triplets, especially on the "Amen" line). Sing in unison; keep a majestic pace in the style of African American slow-meter hymns.

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: sts. 1-4 William Kethe, 1561, alt.; st. 5 Thomas Ken, 1709; P.D.
  • Music (NEW DOXOLOGY [DUKE STREET variant] 8.8.8.8 with amens): traditional Black gospel
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100C: Let Every Voice on Earth Resound

Performance Notes:

Tune Information:

GENEVAN 100, by Louis Bourgeois, was first a setting for Psalm 131 in the 1551 edition of the Genevan Psalter; in the 1562 edition it was set to Psalms 100 and 142 as well. This is the second Genevan tune in the Phrygian mode (see also GENEVAN 51 at 51). Many people will associate Kethe's text with GENEVAN 134, the tune chosen in the Anglo-Genevan Psalter for Psalm 100 (hence GENEVAN 134 is usually named OLD HUNDREDTH). GENEVAN 100 is of more rhythmic interest and is worth the additional effort that may be required to learn and sing it well, though OLD HUNDREDTH is a useful alternative tune.

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Michael Morgan © 2011 Michael Morgan, admin. Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Music (GENEVAN 100 |8.8.8.8): Louis Bourgeois (ca. 1510-1561), 1551; harm. Dale Grotenhuis, 1985, © 1987 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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100D: With Shouts of Joy Come Praise the Lord

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1086 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Punjabi; English tr. Emily R. Brink (b. 1940) © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
  • Music (KHUSHI RAHO 8.6.8.6.6): traditional melody, Pakistan; trans. I-to Loh (b. 1936) © 1990, 2000 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.; arr. I-to Loh (b. 1936) © 2011 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.
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100E: Lán tióh kèng-pài Chú Siōng-tè/Let Us Come to Worship God

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1086 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • This song is originally from “Sound the Bamboo”, a hymnal from the Christian Conference of Asia. To see more performance notes on this song, you can purchase the Hymnal Companion to “Sound the Bamboo”. Both the collection and companion are published by GIA Publications, Inc.
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Copyright Information:

  • Words: I-to Loh (b. 1936), Taiwan © 1990, 2000 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.
  • Music (HA-A-O-HO-I-AN): traditional tribal melody, Taiwan; trans. © 1990, 2000 Christian Conference of Asia, admin. GIA Publications, Inc.
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100F: A Responsorial Setting: Make a Joyful Noise to the LORD

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1086 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

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Copyright Information:

  • Words and Music: Hal H. Hopson © 1988 Hope Publishing Company
  • Psalm Text: from Evangelical Lutheran Worship © 2006 Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, admin. Augsburg Fortress Publishers
  • Tone: © 2011 Faith Alive Christian Resources
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    • When reprinting the Psalm Text and Tone, please use the correct copyright line. Faith Alive Christian Resources gives you permission to reprint the Tone for use in a worship setting.

100G: Jubilate Deo omnis terra/Raise a Song of Gladness

Performance Notes:

  • For performance notes on this song, see page 1086 of Psalms for All Seasons: A Complete Psalter for Worship.

Other Resources:

  • Purchase this song in a collection or a recording from the community of Taizé and published by GIA Publications, Inc.
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Copyright Information:

  • Words and Music: Jacques Berthier (1923-1994) © 1979 Ateliers et Presses de Taizé, Taizé Community, France, admin. GIA Publications, Inc., exclusive North American agent
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100H: All the Earth, Proclaim the LORD

Performance Notes:

Text Information:

Scripture References:
ref. = Ps. 100: 1
st. 1 = Ps. 100:2
st. 2 = Ps. 100:3
st. 3 = Ps. 100:3
st. 4 = Ps. 100:4
st. 5 = Ps. 100:5

This lively setting of Psalm 100 was composed by Lucien A. Deiss (b. Paris, France, 1921), a missionary, biblical scholar, liturgical expert, hymn writer, and composer who is recognized worldwide for his leadership in biblical studies and the renewal of worship. He was in the forefront of the movement in the Roman Catholic Church to sing congregation ally in the vernacular. "All the Earth" is one of Deiss's most effective settings and has gained popularity far beyond its original Roman Catholic context. It was first published in French in Sur la lyre a dix cordes (1952); the English version was published in volume 1 of Biblical Hymns and Psalms. The refrain comes from Psalm 100: 1, stanzas 1 through 5 cover the rest of the psalm, and stanza 6 is the customary trinitarian doxology.

Educated at the Gregorian University in Rome and a member of the Holy Spirit Fathers, Deiss taught theology at the Grand Scholasticat of Cheville, Paris, and was influential in the liturgical reform of the Second Vatican Council and of the Roman Catholic Church. A frequent lecturer and workshop leader, Deiss specialized in worship, church music, and liturgical dance. He regularly appeared on Vatican radio and on French television. His works are widely published (and translated), including Early Sources of the Liturgy (1967), It's the Lord's Supper (1976), and Spring Time of the Liturgy (1979). Under his supervision, his best-known worship songs were translated in Biblical Hymns and Psalms (2 vols. 1965, 1970; revised 1973), A Child Is Born (1974), and Sing for the Lord (1977); these and others hymns were also issued on at least twenty recordings. He and Gloria Weyman have collaborated on work in liturgical dance.

Liturgical Use:
Suitable as a processional psalm (see also 100); Thanksgiving, Epiphany and missions services.

Tune Information:

The name DEISS 100 was assigned by the editor of the Psalter Hymnal. Like virtually all of Deiss's music, this tune is intended for responsorial singing involving a cantor on the stanzas and everyone on the refrain. The whole song should be sung without pauses between the refrain and the stanzas. Because the rhythm never stops long enough for a good breath, it is best not to have the congregation sing it entirely. Choose choir or a soloist for the stanzas with everyone on the refrain. Groups within the congregation could sing the entire psalm antiphonally, but then sing the refrain in parts and the stanzas in unison. The refrain will need strong accompaniment, possibly with brass instruments; the stanzas can take a lighter accompaniment. Hand clapping and handbells also fit well with this ancient Hebrew "cheering" song. This is jubilant music-keep the energy and rhythms going!

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Copyright Information:

  • Words: Lucien Deiss (1921-2007) © 1965 World Library Publications
  • Music (DEISS 100 |4.5.6.4 with refrain): Lucien Deiss (1921-2007) © 1965 World Library Publications
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